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union climbdown or union's climbdown?

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union climbdown or union's climbdown?

Postby Tukanja » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:12 pm

1. Will there be a union climbdown?
2. Will there be a union's climbdown?

Are both ways correct? Thanks
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Re: union climbdown or union's climbdown?

Postby SkypeTeach » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:11 am

The first is correct. You are using the noun "union" as an adjective to describe the noun "climbdown". When using a noun in this way it cannot be possessive.

Compare it to this:

The Apple iPhone is a great gadget.
Apple's iPhone is a great gadget.

In the first sentence "Apple" is used as an adjective to describe the phone. In the second it is used as a noun to say which company owns this product.
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